Upgrade Core does not work along the lines of the other core abilities available in Titanfall 2. Instead of dealing direct damage to enemy Titans, the Core instead recharges Monarch's shields and upgrades Monarch's abilities - this is done through three tiers; with each subsequent activation of the Core, Monarch will progress a Tier from Tier 1 (First usage) to Tier 3 (Third usage). In selecting Kits, the user will be given three additional options to coincide with each level of the Core alongside the basic Kit 1, Kit 2 and Titanfall Kit. These kits are listed below;
Core Upgrade 1 Edit
"XO-16 rounds deal more damage to Shields and drain energy from Vortex and Thermal Shields. Increases ammo capacity."
"Rocket Salvo fires twice the amount of missiles."
"Hitting friendly Titans with Energy Siphon gives them shield."
Core Upgrade 2 Edit
|Rearm and Reload|
"Faster Reload and Rearm speeds."
"Electric Smoke is intensified, dealing more damage to Titans and Pilots."
"Energy Siphon affects a large area around the point of impact."
Core Upgrade 3 Edit
|Multi-Target Missile System|
"Hold Rocket Salvo to lock onto heavily armored targets. Missiles deal more damage."
"Upgrades Monarch's max Health and removes weak point vulnerabilities."
"Installs the Accelerator mod for the XO-16, increasing its max fire rate and damage."
- With Multi-Target Missile System installed, you must hold the ordnance button to acquire locks; tapping it will still just fire the regular unguided missiles.
- Rearm and Reload does not reduce Rearm's cooldown, only speed up the actual animation of rearming.